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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Storybook character cottage in the Lot Valley in Southwest France nestled on sunny hillside just above the Lot River with mountain views and sound of the river below. The cottage terrace features fantastic mountain views and is the place to be. Terrace is fully equipped with bistro table and chairs, umbrella, Lafuma sun loungers, Weber BBQ and outdoor shower. Fenced gardens with hydrangea, roses, peonies and lavender. Organic vegetable and herb garden just below terrace. Foot path leads to shared pool with large sundeck. Sundeck is fully outfitted with stylish sun loungers, side tables, bistro table and chairs and umbrella. Pool area is nestled among ancient oaks and has mountain views and sound of river below. Tranquil setting yet only 3 km from quaint medieval riverside village that offers full services.
Cottage has been fully renovated by the artist/designer owner. Fully remodeled kitchen features old world style with solid oak cabinets with porcelain knobs, stone countertops, antique food pantry and sideboard. Kitchen is fully equipped with Gorenje fridge/freezer, Rosieres hob/stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, electric kettle, and all manner of cookware and tableware. Double glass doors lead out to terrace for easy alfresco meals, morning tea or enjoying a glass of local wine.
Tastefully decorated and furnished throughout with antiques and vintage pieces. Living room has slipcovered sofa, pair of leather club chairs, antiques, found pieces and an old village sign and Sony flat screen TV with British Freesat HDTV, DVD and CD player, and a selection of books, CDs and DVDs. Bedroom features four-poster king bed with canopy and quality beds linens including feather comforter and feather pillows. Adjacent bathroom is spacious and features roll-top bathtub with claw feet and pedestal sink with old fashioned fittings. Also provided are local telephone service, Wi-Fi, central heat, fan and hair dryer. Full laundry facilities (washer, dryer, rack, clothing pins, iron and board). Breakfast and food hampers/baskets available. Ample parking. Bundle of firewood and kindling are provided. Friendly pets accepted (please inquire).
Booking terms: 30% rental deposit required at time of booking, balance is due 90 days before arrival. 100% refundable security deposit of 200€. Payment accepted by credit card or direct debit via PayPal, bank transfers or cheques.
Rated 3 stars*** by French Tourist Board. Owners speak English, French and Spanish. For more info and photos, please consult owners' website, Sweet French Cottages in Southwest France.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rodez-Marcillac 45 km, Nearest railway: Aurillac Rail Station 40 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
About this location
The Midi-Pyrénées region
Located in the picturesque and unspoiled Lot Valley in the Midi-Pyrénées, an enchanting region between Bordeaux and Provence, that offers 10 of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France," more than any other region in all of France.
Aveyron is a unique, inspirational and timeless place. This captivating region is home to the Pilgrim's spiritual path from France to Spain, the Route of the Lords of Rouergue and the Knights Templar and Hospitaller villages, each footpath offering an opportunity to walk in history's path, revealing the heritage of the Aveyron and unlocking one's own ancient memories. A place that returns one to something authentic and restores one's physical and spiritual strength.
Places of interest include Rodez, founded in the 6th century by a Celtic tribe and home to a historic pink sandstone Gothic cathedral, with the impressive Soulages museum. Millau, the former capital of the Gallo-Roman ceramics under the Roman Empire, boasts the highest bridge in the world and the Roquefort caves, and is still considered one of the best places to buy handmade leather goods in France. Cave paintings including the Foissac caves, as well as the famous Pech Merle and Lascaux caves, are a wonderful day trip. Laguiole is not far with its famous knives and one of the top restaurants in the world, Michel Bras, with 3*** Michelin stars.
Also a region where food is sacred with delicious regional specialties including succulent Aubrac beef, lamb, duck, foie gras, local trout, pink garlic, wild strawberries and much more! Located in a picturesque wine region with a handful of wineries to explore.
The charming village is only 3 km away, designated as a "Ville Fleurie" (Village of Flowers), situated at the foot of the 12c. chateau where two rivers meet. The medieval village offers full services including restaurants, cafés, food shops, wine shop, butchers, bakers, boutiques, bank, pharmacy, doctors and post office. The village also hosts 3 weekly Farmer's Markets in July and August and 1 each week during the rest of the year. Fantastic restaurants at very good value + 7 Michelin-starred restaurants in area, including Michel Bras with 3*** Michelin stars, considered one of the best restaurants on the planet. Located in a boutique AOP/AOC wine region with wonderful local wines and delicious regional food.
For sports enthusiasts, there are 2 canoeing kayaking centers, horseback riding, lots of walking paths and hiking trails, golf and more - or just kick back on the terrace and take in the views and sound of nature.
Lots of medieval riverside villages to explore in immediate area that are completely unspoiled. Conques, a UNESCO heritage site, is quite unchanged from centuries past and is a major staging post for the pilgrims along the spiritual path.
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16 Jan 2015
"A beautiful property in a stunning country setting"
La Maisonnette was found to be an extremely well-appointed property. Both stylish and very comfortable it has old country charm combined with the best of up to date conveniences such as good heating for the cooler months. Hospitable hosts enhanced our thoroughly enjoyable stay.
11 Jan 2015
"Most magically magnificent spot. A hidden gem"
We were absolutely blown away at the beauty of this cottage and the area and town. What a magical oasis they have created. The hosts are endlessly helpful and thoughtful. The cottage truly is like something out of a fairy tale. You drive up a little winding road in the middle of beautiful woods into the most perfect little hamlet of stone houses. The energy of the area is somehow both peaceful and energizing. The house is chic and immaculately decorated. It is spotlessly clean and full of every little extra detail you never even knew you wanted. The heated tiles in the kitchen are heavenly. The fireplace makes such a cozy and inviting place to sit and read, it was hard to leave the cottage and explore some of the most beautiful little french villages we have ever seen. We will be back again and again. It was completely by accident we stumbled upon the cottage and Such wonderful luck. It is one of our favorite place We've ever stayed, hands down!”
28 Oct 2014
"Beautifully presented cottages"
A most delightful stay. Lovely countryside. The cottage was beautifully restored, tastefully decorated. The hosts most helpful. I would heartily recommend these cottages to any family who wants to get away fro it all.
26 Sep 2014
"Peace quiet tranquility"
Lovely cottage. Exactly as per online detail. Entraguyues area so lovely, and only a short drive into town. Lovely pool area. Hampers on arrival an absolute godsend! Will return if able in short order! Thanks to Raine and Lance for hospitality.
22 Sep 2014
"The perfect experience; a real Gem."
It was by blind luck that I ended up in LA Maisonette. My first thought upon arrival was that I had accidentally stumbled into the wrong place. How did I manage to secure a place to stay that was so well appointed, and so welcoming.
Rain and Lance are the perfect hosts. Always accommodating, they go out of their way to ensure a stay that exceeds expectations.
31 Aug 2014
"A Charming Cottage with Breathtaking Views; an incredible stay."
La Maisonnette is beautiful designed and decorated with absolutely stunning views. The cottage has all the modern amenities one could hope for, but with its beam ceilings, hardwood floors, provincial decor and unique antiques, it preserves and embodies Southwest France. Walking near La Maisonnette feels like stepping into a storybook: the views are unparalleled, and there are vineyards and farms to see. Lance and Rain (the owners) are kind and extremely helpful, and have great recommendations of sites, restaurants, and things to see near the area. I have toured a lot of France and can conclusively say this is one of the prettiest, and one of my favorite spots. I cannot wait to return.
28 Aug 2014
"Relaxation and Accommodation at it's best"
This beautiful spot was and still is one of the best places I have ever stayed. Everything is well taken care of and maintained with instructions on how to do anything around the house. Stunning views… More
8 Aug 2014
"Wonderful self-catering accommodation in Banroque"
Having stayed in a hotel in Entraygues-sur-Truyeres a couple of times before we wanted to find suitable self catering accommodation this time. We have!
La Maisonette is very well equipped and comfortable with good wi-fi connection and full British TV together with DVD facilities including a range of DVDs. The terrace outside overlooking the Lot valley was a delight. Having discovered Banroque we shall definitely return.
6 May 2014
"The cottages and property were beautiful view was breathtaking."
The cottage was beautiful it was well stocked with everything you would need for a lengthy stay. The view and gardens were lovely there was a patio with an outdoor eating area and BBQ. The cottage and surrounding property is very well maintained, you can tell that the owners have a great love for the area.
The owners were very helpful and were happy to assists us when we needed it. The rental is close to town and shopping and there was plenty of information to help us find anything we might need such as grocery restaurants and shopping.
I loved my stay at La Maisonnette and would certainly stay there again and would highly recommend to all my friends and family! It was gorgeous!
4 May 2014
"Second to none: wonderful accommodation, beautiful location and the most considerate hosts imaginable."
We were already dedicated to this lovely part of France, but were still bowled over by this delightful cottage, its facilities and the surrounding amenities, including fantastic walks, cultural sights and pretty, 'real' villages. The owners, Rain and Lance, did everything possible to make our stay as pleasant as possible, even presented us with freshly harvested, delicious vegetables from their own garden! Their expert advice on the locality, food and wine and local practices were invaluable.
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